Harold Carey McGrath Jr.

Published 5:16 pm Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Harold Carey McGrath Jr., 75, passed away Sept. 3, 2022, in Sentara Obici Hospital. Born in Suffolk and raised in Courtland, he was the son of the late Harold Carey McGrath and Rebecca Gillette McGrath. He also was predeceased by a sister, Becky Ann Daughty, and a cousin, Bill McGrath.

Carey was a 1965 graduate of Southampton High School and attended Randolph Macon College. He was a member of Black Creek Baptist Church. He was a long-time meat cutter in the local grocery stores. Carey was a member of AA and had achieved 42 years of sobriety and helped many others with the struggle.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Barbara Everett McGrath; his daughter, Becca M. Hart (Will); his son, Harold C. “Trey” McGrath III (Rebecca); four grandchildren, Micah, Levi and Noah McGrath and Harper Hart; and cousins, Les McGrath (Mona), Lou McGrath, Beverly Brooks Kissinger, Ryland Brooks, Michael Brooks and Gary King.


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A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in Black Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Inman officiating. His family considers themselves blessed to have had him granted extra time from a heart transplant 31 years ago. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Black Creek Baptist Church.